# SOLUTION: What is the difference between function and and equation ? What happens when we plot the graph of a function and an equation ? In what way both are different ? what is the same a

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 Question 2328: What is the difference between function and and equation ? What happens when we plot the graph of a function and an equation ? In what way both are different ? what is the same and different about gradient of a line and gradient of a curve ?Answer by longjonsilver(2297)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!a function and an equation are hte same thing basically, just that the wording "function" sounds more professional. No doubt a hardened mathematician may say they are NOT the same, but for all intents and purposes they are: y= is an equation f(x)= is a function but they are the same! Plotting...just the same, just instead of "y", you put "f(x)" on the vertical axis. Grandient of a line is always the same at every point. The gradient of a curve is different as you move along the curve. Both are defined as (change in y)/(change in x). Jon